Florida cops are searching a father who allegedly used a machete to kill his spouse and 10-year-old daughter Saturday.
Noel Chambers, 57, a local of Jamaica, used an edged weapon to kill his partner and little one, Miami Gardens Police mentioned. Chambers’ spouse, Lorrice Harris, was found lifeless on the again porch of the couple’s residence and the physique of Chambers’ younger daughter was discovered inside.
Chambers’ grownup daughter, Shanalee Chambers, was found outdoors the residence with a number of accidents. The Miami Herald reported she is in crucial situation.
The assault allegedly occurred after Harris got here house from celebrating her birthday. She and Chambers allegedly started arguing about their pending divorce, ABC Information reported.
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“We imagine the set off was she needed a divorce from him,” Ernie Saunders, Harris’ brother, mentioned at a press convention Monday.
Police mentioned in an announcement that they’d “possible trigger to arrest Noel Chambers for a double murder.” They provided an award of as much as $3,000 for any data resulting in his seize. He’s needed on “two counts of homicide and one depend of tried homicide,” the Miami Herald reported.
“That scene was horrible it was simply heart-wrenching to see what occurred at that location,” Miami Gardens Police Chief Delma Noel-Pratt mentioned Monday. “These two people didn’t deserve that. His oldest daughter did not need to be within the hospital proper now, making an attempt to get better from wounds that she obtained after he took it upon himself to take a machete and go slicing up their our bodies.”
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Authorities mentioned they imagine Chambers might attempt to flee the U.S. to Jamaica however have put measures in place to make sure he doesn’t run, ABC Information reported.
“We have to get him off the streets. If he might do that to his spouse and his personal 10-year-old daughter, he’ll do it to another person,” Noel-Pratt mentioned. “We’re placing a number of assets into discovering this man. Assist us get him off the streets.”
Police wrote on Twitter that they obtained a reputable tip however as of Tuesday morning, Chambers had not been situated.
The Related Press contributed to this report.